Food banks, pantries collaborate to help struggling families affected by COVID-19 | KOB 4

Food banks, pantries collaborate to help struggling families affected by COVID-19

Diana Castillo
Created: April 25, 2020 09:21 PM

DURANGO, C.O.—The need for food continues to grow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. A Durango food bank collaborated with other area food banks and pantries to participate in a collective purchase of over $30,000 worth of food to meet the demand in the area.

"The local food banks had co-opted a big semi load of food and they can use some help distributing that to other communities," said  Charles Minkler, president of the La Plata County Farm Bureau.

With the help of trucks and trailers, Minkler and members of the Farm Bureau met up in Durango and got to work. 

“Pallets of food went to Cortez, to Mancos to Silverton and to Pagosa Springs," Minkler said.

Several pallets of food were delivered to food banks and pantries just in time since many were running low on supplies. Now—with enough food—they will continue to feed those in need. 


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